Washington County Fire Department

Find Washington County Rhode Island fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.

143Rd Airlift Wing Fire Emergency Services 11 Flightline Dr North Kingstown RI 02852 401-886-1300

Ashaway Fire District Tax 213 Main Street Hopkinton RI 02804 401-377-4549

Bradford Fire Department N Main St Bradford RI 02808 401-377-3034

Charlestown Fire District 4377 South County Trail Charlestown RI 02813 401-364-9117

Dunn's Corners Fire Department 1 Langworthy Road Westerly RI 02891 401-322-0577

Exeter 1 Volunteer Fire Department 305 Ten Rod Road Exeter RI 02822 401-295-3173

Exeter Volunteer Fire 366 Nooseneck Hill Road Exeter RI 02822 401-397-7688

Hope Valley Wyoming Fire District 996 Main Street Hopkinton RI 02832 401-539-2229

Kingston Fire District 35 Bills Road South Kingstown RI 02881 401-783-6830

Misquamicut Fire Department 65 Crandall Avenue Westerly RI 02891 401-348-8111

Narragansett Fire Department 40 Caswell Street Narragansett Pier RI 02882 401-789-1000

North Kingstown Fire Department 8150 Post Road North Kingstown RI 02852 401-294-3346

Richmond-Carolina Fire District 208 Richmond Townhouse Road Richmond RI 02812 401-213-6595

Snug Harbor Volunteer Fire Company 17 Bliss Road South Kingstown RI 02879 401-789-0409

Union Fire District of S Kingstown 131 Asa Pond Road South Kingstown RI 02879 401-789-8354

Watch Hill Fire Department 222 Watch Hill Road Westerly RI 02891 401-348-8932

Westerly Fire Department 180 Beach Street Westerly RI 02891 401-348-9835

What is a Fire Department?

A fire department is an emergency services agency entrusted with responsibility for firefighting services in a particular area. The line of hierarchy in a fire department begins with a fire chief who is the top-ranking officer in command. Lower-ranking officers include an assistant chief, battalion chief, captain, and lieutenant, as well as paramedics and firefighters.

Fire departments with member firefighters and volunteers serve their communities by ensuring safety during fires and also natural disasters. They help with prevention by providing fire-risk assessments, building permits, fire alarms, and safety education. As first response teams, firefighters are trained and equipped to handle medical emergencies. Some fire departments also have their own ambulance services.